The arrival of 2014 took us through one federal Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment deadline, but work to inform and expand coverage is far from over, and the highly dynamic enrollment environment continues. Which makes reporting like that of the National Public Radio (NPR) health team all the more indispensable. In particular, a January 9 broadcast covers a lot of key ground (audio and transcript available).
In the segment, Julie Rovner deals with intricacies but still gets actionable answers as she addresses questions from six people navigating their way towards informed decisions that satisfy the law, provide good coverage and prevent tax penalties. They’re questions and answers that anyone within proximity of enrollment activities should hear.
If anything was abundantly clear during the Marketplace’s first three months, it’s that not all new questions will yet all have answers. That should come as no surprise when an effort of this magnitude is rolled out. With that in mind and a little over two months to go, remember that more answers can be found via continuously-updated FAQs from NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation.